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Surprising Breakfast Drinks Around the World (Slideshow)

Surprising Breakfast Drinks Around the World (Slideshow)


In ancient Rome, the first meal of the day consisted of bread, wine, and fruit

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While you might think of miso soup as an appetizer before your sushi, in Japan, it’s common to have a cup of miso accompanying a bowl of rice porridge for breakfast. The soup is most commonly made of dashi (usually a broth made from fish stock) mixed with softened miso paste and sometimes also contains mushrooms, potatoes, shrimp, or fish.

Miso Soup, Japan

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While you might think of miso soup as an appetizer before your sushi, in Japan, it’s common to have a cup of miso accompanying a bowl of rice porridge for breakfast. The soup is most commonly made of dashi (usually a broth made from fish stock) mixed with softened miso paste and sometimes also contains mushrooms, potatoes, shrimp, or fish.

Naranjilla Juice, Ecuador

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This diminutive fruit is popular throughout Latin America. Literally translated, the word means “small orange,” but the naranjilla is actually much more tart and acidic than an orange. Also, the green meat of the fruit more closely resembles that of a tomatillo. Breakfast juice is made from the naranjilla by squeezing its juice, then mixing it with lime, sugar, and water for a breakfast drink that’s both sweet and sour.

Silk Sock Tea, Hong Kong

This tea gets its name because unlike other teas, a sackcloth bag is used to filter the black tea. The bag makes the tea smoother. The prolonged drenching process eventually darkens the bag, causing it to resemble a stocking, or silk sock. After the filtering, silk sock tea is mixed with evaporated milk and sugar, giving it a creamy, sweet flavor.

Cafecito, Cuba

This drink is a single shot of dark, Italian roast coffee sweetened with brown sugar as it’s being brewed. Locals drink it either for breakfast or a late night pick-me-up, and while still dark in color, the drink is sweet enough to be taken without milk.

Dou Jiang, China

Dou Jiang means sweet soybean milk. This creamy beverage is as traditional at Chinese breakfast as cow’s milk is to the American table. To make this drink, soybeans soak for about 15 hours. Then they’re drained through cheesecloth, boiled, and mixed with sugar to form a sweet, thick mixture that can be served warm or over ice.

Hefeweizen, Germany

So maybe breakfast beers haven’t gone completely out of style. Hefeweizen translates to “yeast wheat,” appropriately so, since this golden beer is usually served unfiltered with little bits of yeast floating in the glass. Germans drink this beer for what is called brotzeit, which is actually more of a midmorning snack taken after the traditional breakfast. It usually consists of bread and cheese, or a pretzel, and, of course, a glass of beer.

Breakfast Tea, England

Breakfast tea isn’t just the term for a regular cup of Earl Grey served alongside a fry up. The term is actually reserved for a unique blend of black teas from India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya. The debate rages over whether milk should be added to the cup before or after pouring the tea, but this strong drink is typically served with milk and sugar to cut the bitterness.

Champurrado, Mexico

This chocolate-based beverage is whipped with chocolate then blended with cinnamon, anise, or vanilla bean. It is served hot and particularly popular around Christmastime, but is also enjoyed with breakfast throughout the year.

Café Renversé, Switzerland

Leave it to the Swiss to take the traditional French café au lait and make it just a little bit different. Café au lait is typically just a cup of dark coffee with the addition of a thin layer of heated milk. In Switzerland, it’s the opposite: the heated milk is the base of the drink, and espresso is used for a dash of flavor.

Bush Tea, Jamaica

Bush tea is the local term for herbal tea made from mint, lemongrass, ginger, and/or soursop leaves. Typically served hot and taken first thing in the morning, these teas are meant to be curative and are believed to treat everything from fever to arthritis.


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."


This Is What Brunch Looks Like Around The World

For Americans, brunch is defined by hangover-nursing egg dishes, stacks of pancakes and boozy, bottomless drink deals, but other countries have a different idea of what that glorious weekend meal should consist of. Lastminute.com pinpointed the most popular brunch dishes and drinks from various cities around the world, and provided some etiquette tips to help us fit in amidst local diners.

"Steamed and fried dumplings make dim sum a real crowd-pleaser. Fillings commonly include seafood, pork and vegetables. For something more exotic, try the chicken feet."

Etiquette: Don't spear dumplings with chopsticks or leave them sticking up in a bowl.

"The ultimate caffeine hit, in short. Coffee meets Hong Kong milk tea &mdash a blend of Ceylon and Pu'er tea leaves and evaporated milk. Drink hot or on ice, the morning after a big night."

Etiquette: Pour tea for others before pouring for yourself.

Oeufs en Cocotte au Saumon Fumé

"A small yet mighty bake of eggs, crème fraîche , smoked salmon and garlic. Not complete without a hunk of crusty French baguette, obviously."

Etiquette: Bread should only be broken by hand and into bite-sized pieces.

Bloody Mary

"Hailing from '20s Paris, the Bloody Mary is a hard-hitting formula of tomato and lemon juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tabasco."

Etiquette: Don't drink until "à votre santé " has been said.

Ackee and Saltfish

"A traditional Jamaican dish combining cooked ackee fruit and scotch bonnet chilies. The result is a sweet yet spicy dish that's often served with sides such as boiled plantain, breadfruit and, on occasion, rice and peas."

Etiquette: Eating outside is popular but it's considered inappropriate to eat while walking.

Hibiscus Ginger Punch

"Hibiscus-infused water is combined with ginger, agave syrup and rum to create the ultimate Caribbean cocktail. If avoiding alcohol, it can also be made into a refreshing tea."

Etiquette: Don't leave the table in the middle of eating.

Nasi Goreng

"One of Malaysia's most enduring dishes. Nasi goreng blends traditional flavors such as sambal belachan (chili paste) and kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce), with stir-fried rice, eggs, meat, garlic and onion."

Etiquette: Only eat or pass food with your right hand. It's disrespectful to leave food on your plate when finished.

"This 'pulled tea' is a heady concoction mixing water, fragrant black tea leaves and condensed milk. It's then poured between jugs a minimum of six times to create its signature frothy top."

Full English

"A time-honored British tradition and weekend favorite of Brits everywhere. The hearty fry-up is a formidable combination of fried goodies: bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread, along with optional extras such as baked beans.

Etiquette: Break bread with your hands rather than with a knife. Don't mix food around on your plate.

"First served at London's illustrious Buck's Club, this cocktail marries the sweet refreshment of orange juice with the sophisticated alcoholic kick of champagne."

Ful Medames

"A spicy broad bean dip infused with garlic, lemon, cumin, tahini and coriander powder. For the full flavor experience, mop up with still-warm pita breads and don't be afraid to ask for extra tahini, yogurt or garlic."

Etiquette: Eat food with your right hand. Don't stare at your dinner companion's plate.

"Brewed from rich black tea, sugar cane and aromatic mint leaves. Shai is such a daily necessity that it's regarded as the national hot drink of Egypt."

"A colorful mix of Brazil's native açaí berries with juiced and frozen fruit. Do as the locals do and add toppings, like granola, seeds and banana, to your heart's content."

Etiquette: Eating with your hands is very rude. If necessary, wrap your food in a napkin first. Eating on the go is a no-no.

"Helping the great nation of Brazel keep its energetic reputation, this filtered coffee is served extremely hot with heaps of sugar to take the edge off the naturally bitter coffee."

Eggs Benedict

"Warm, toasted English muffins are the base for crispy bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of sharp, zesty hollandaise sauce."

Etiquette: It's common to chop food, then lay the knife down and eat with only a fork. Use salt and pepper cautiously, to avoid insulting the chef."

"A curious combo of prosecco and pureed peaces. The Bellini has been a growing favorite amongst sophisticated brunchers since its arrival to New York from Venice."

"Idli, a spongy cake, a little on the sour side, made from rice, dal, fenugreek seeds, salt, sugar and water. The possibilities are (nearly) endless when combining them with a variety of chutneys and sambals. The most traditional combo, though, a coconut chutney with chickpeas, chili, ginger, lime and coriander."

Etiquette: Food served with flatbread is often eaten by hand, but only use fingertips. Only use your right hand to eat and pass dishes.

"There's a good reason this drink has stuck around for more than 5,000 years. Sweet in taste, it combines chai masala, a blend of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, milk, sugar, black tea leaves and water which is poured from a height to better mix all of those flavors together."

Huevos divorciados

"Not for the faint-hearted, this fiery dish combines green and red salsas over two fried eggs. An accompaniment of tortilla chips and, sometimes, refried beans and cotija cheese give it an unmistakable Mexican flavor."

Etiquette: Leaving some food on your plate when finished is a good show of manners.

"A savory cocktail fusing Mexican beer, chili, lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces for a drink with enough kick that it's not just the food to watch out for."

Etiquette: 'Buen provecho' is a traditional, pre-meal toast.

"With almost endless choices, some of the more popular tapas dishes include tortilla española (egg and potato cake), patatas bravas (spicy fried potatoes) and pan con tomate (garlic, olive oil and tomato on bread)."

Etiquette: Tapas are designed to be shared to don't be selfish. Bread might be used to scoop the last morsels onto a fork but never be dipped into soup.

"A sparkling wine, mainly produced in the Catalonian region of Spain, made to the same recipe as champagne."